DAMAGE CONTROL: Team Trump Spins “Soldiers Stealing” Comments – WATCH

As Erick Erickson pointed out yesterday, Donald Trump has accuses American soldiers of stealing from the war effort, TWICE.

Now, NBC News is reporting that the Trump Campaign is in damage control:

Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested soldiers who embezzled funds from Iraqi reconstruction efforts were “living very well.”

“Iraq. Crooked as hell,” Trump said at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. “How about bringing baskets of money, millions and millions of dollars, and handing it out?” he asked. “I want to know who are the soldiers that had that job because I think they’re living very well right now, whoever they may be.”

Trump’s spokesperson insists he wasn’t referring to American military personnel. “Mr. Trump was referring to Iraqi soldiers,” Hope Hicks said to NBC News Tuesday evening.

The Trump campaign could offer no backup for its claim. The fund for distributing cash during the reconstruction was controlled by the U.S.-led coalition.

Later NBC added:

“For him to smear our troops and veterans as he has, it is disqualifying, as far as I am concerned,” retired Major General Paul Eaton said.

Twitter reacted appropriately:

https://twitter.com/EWErickson/status/743089963051417600

WATCH:

(h/t Right Scoop)

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